Study Tour to Abu Dhabi

Join us to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, the riches of the emirates & one of the fastest developing tourist and retail destinations in the world.

When: 18-22th March 2018
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Join us to Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, the riches of the emirates & one of the fastest developing tourist and retail destinations in the world.

We will learn more about why there is such a large difference between two markets – Dubai & Abu Dhabi, only one hour apart. How a country with only 1,3 million inhabitants develops on a grand scale, a place where retail development is driven by franchise agreements & free rents and where land comes at no cost for the developer. Our visit will combine guided visits with presentations and insights from local experts in the market.

Among the grand projects due to be completed at the moment are the Louvre and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, opening in November’17 and March’18, Warner Bros Theme Park during’18 and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque shopping mall – probably the first mosque with a shopping mall development under its floor.

OPTION: There will be an option in the program to visit and get a presentation of Masdar City – the world’s first zero carbon city, located nearby. Please note on your registration form if this visit is of interest to you.

Monday 19 March
Arrival at hotel, check-in & coffee
Introduction to Abu Dhabi: Conference room at the hotel
A special retail climate – Karen Klath, Marketing Director Aswaq
Market presentation Abu Dhabi –Aarne Mustakallio, Senior Analyst, JLL UAE
Security management in the Middle Eastern retail market – Simon Carnegie, Director,G4S
Leasing structures in a different market – Senior Leasing Director (tbc)
Presentation by a local retailer (tbc.)
Lunch Visit to Yas Mall (short walk from the hotel)
Dinner at Yas Marina (short walk or taxi from the hotel)

Tuesday 20 March
Abu Dhabi Mall – Guided tour by Karen Klath, Aswaq
Sheikh Zayed Mosque & Shopping Center development – Guided tour
Lunch & viewing of Mushrif Mall
Free program: Visit to “Open Yas” at Yas Marina Formula One Circuit, Ferrari World or Water World
Dinner

Wednesday 21 March
REEM, viewing & presentation of a new 250 000 mall construction (TBC)
World Trade Center, presentation of development designed by Norman Foster
Lunch & possibility for shopping
Visit to “The Avenue”, high end mall with presentation on brand loyalty & 3* customer VIP treatment
Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck 300 Jumeirah Ethiad Towers
Free evening program

Included:
•    Return flight with Air Baltic from Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm via Riga
•    All currently known taxes
•    Airport transfer to/from the hotel
•    Three nights, single room, at Centro Yas Rotana 3*
•    Breakfast
•    Two dinners incl. beverages
•    One lunch
•    Afternoon tea at The Jumeirah Etihad Towers
•    Study visits incl bus transfer, 2 days
•    Entrance to private beach

Price members: 17 900 SEK
Price non-members: 20 900 SEK

Seats are limited to 40 people. NCSC members have the priority in case of the tour being over subscribed. Registration is binding but can be transferred to a different person.

The trip may be extended, please notify us if you wish to be contacted by our travel agent CWT Meetings & Events.

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